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Hotels in Paris

Palatial hotel with sexy interiors—a daring design departure from its more traditional neighbors—just off the Place Vendôme.

This petite city inn, which takes its name from the 19th-century literary critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, is for traditionalists. In the David Hicks–designed lobby, overstuffed red-checked armchairs and deep couches flank a wood-burning fireplace.

Founded in 1907 by Englishman Lord Astor, the hotel underwent a British Regency renovation in 1996 (upholstered chairs with tall wooden legs, ornate nonworking fireplaces).

Built in 1923, this renowned Saint Germain des Près property next to Les Tuileries was remodeled in 1999. Over the years, it’s attracted a select clientele; guests have included painters Chagall, Buffet, and Miro.

For Paris first-timers, the English-speaking staff at this property goes out of its way to accommodate tourist clientele.

The hotel is set in an 18th-century town house on a quiet side street in the heart of the First Arrondissement.

Housed inside a historic 17th-century building, the Hôtel Luxembourg Parc is located in Saint Germain des Prés, a Paris district full of art galleries and high-end shops.

At these prices, luxury is a given; it’s the sincerity sans arrogance—and the prime Champs-Élysées location—that nudges this 21st-century newcomer ahead of other Parisian five-stars.

Just steps from the Champs-Élysées and the Triangle d'Or, this 1889 townhome houses the Hospes Lancaster, opened in 1930 by famous hotelier Emile Wolf. In 1996 it was remodeled with Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture as well as antique lighting, gilded mirrors, and oil paintings.

Decorated by Philippe Starck–trained Christophe Pillet, the new, 27-chambre Hotel Sezz is phonetically named after the 16th Arrondissement it calls home.

Located near one of Paris’s most upscale shopping districts in the 1st Arrondissement, the Hôtel Costes is a magnet for the fashion-forward, chic crowd.

Paris hotels are famous for charging luxury-hotel rates for tiny rooms best described as shabby-genteel. Not so the Sofitel Paris La Defense, with a location in the La Defense business district (a 15-minute metro ride from the Louvre).

A 580-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Paris' Latin Quarter, accommodating up to four, with modern, all-white décor, a queen-size bed, a fully equipped kitchen, high-speed internet, and cable.

Situated in the Seventh Arrondissement, the four-star Hôtel Bourgogne et Montana is next to the Place du Palais Bourbon and National Assembly building, as well as within blocks of the Musee d'Orsay and Rodin Museum.